Pilot safe as 3rd PAF trainer aircraft crashes in less than two months
A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) trainer aircraft crashed on Wednesday while on a routine training mission near Takht Bhai in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Mardan district, the PAF said in a statement.
A spokesperson for the PAF added that the pilot ejected safely before the crash
"A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of [the] accident," the press release said.
This is the third PAF training aircraft to have crashed while on a routine training mission in less than two months.
Last Friday, a PAF Mirage aircraft, which was on a routine operational training mission, had crashed near the Lahore-Multan Motorway. The pilot had managed to eject safely in that incident as well.
Earlier in January, a PAF aircraft had crashed while on a training mission near Mianwali. Both pilots, Squadron Leader Haris bin Khalid and Flying Officer Ibaadur Rehman, aboard the PAF FT-7 aircraft had lost their lives in the crash.
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Dropping like flies.
Dr Vikas Jamwal
No more money for maintenance?
Each aircraft costs only $50-100 million. Since our economy growing at 10% don’t worry, this is nothing.
The pilot survived, that is what matters. Long live our brave soldiers
PAF must intensify the routine maintenance of it's aircraft.
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad
No doubt, flying planes is a dangerous business.
JIT immediately formed and check the trainee mental ability to fly or fit for training this kind of combat aircraft.
Chinese tech. What can one expect.
Cracks in the professionalism of PAF are opening up more clearly now.
Unfortunate but still only 2% crash rate in comparison to India.
@A shah, 'Dropping like flies.'
That's Indian Airforce you are talking about.
What is going on with PAF ?
@A shah, 'Chinese made?'
And French. Ones you will be buying.
Time to retire old fighter aircrafts....
Anything can happen with a machine but Pakistanis make fun when Indian aircrafts crash.
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad, Looks like thry are trying for world record
@Dr Salaria, Aamir Ahmad, ，看起来他们正在努力打破世界纪录。
Is it poor maintenance, or is it a poorly made Chinese aircraft?
What kind of training is it? Crash landing practice? Save some for the final showdown.
Love Your Country
Pilots are more valuable than the aircraft.
Chinese Planes? Or Made in Pakistan?
@Zak, Isn't it 3.8%
lack of money to maintain the fleet is the problem.
But you all concentrate on crashes in IAF?
These trainers are made in Pakistan? up to the last few months had a very good record, very unfortunate the planes image will be decimated, this is a export earner for the PAF and the forces.
@Zak, india have more flights compare with pakistan
Just hard luck!!!
只是运气不好罢了! ! !
Meanwhile India is buying new helicopters worth 1.2 billion dollars
What the hell going on, every other day one plane is down...Courtesy of China's high tech.
@Zak, We don’t have cheap Chinese planes
Chinese spare parts
@Zak, no he is talking about PAF
People who have no connection or experience with flying training and or combat jet aircrafts must refrain from frivolous ignorant comments. It is not unusual for military aircrafts to have mechanical troubles in normal routine. PAF is not the only Air Force that has experienced crashes during routine training missions, every country's Air Force has one time or another faced such challenges. Investigation will reveal whether it is poor maintenance or over confidence of pilots or just simply mechanical failure. Crashes have nothing to do with whether the aircraft is Chinese made or US, or French made.
It's the fear of what's about to come
3 planes crash in less than 2 months, a clear sign of mega co ption in PAF.
So these it is being reported. That is a good sign.
Pilot's skills matter more than plane.
@Ikram, unskilled and inept soldiers